Pérez de Montalván, Juan (hwän pāˈrāth dā mōntälvänˈ) [key], 1602–38, Spanish dramatic poet and novelist. He was the close friend and biographer of Lope de Vega. He wrote 48 plays; among the most successful was Los amantes de Teruel [the lovers of Teruel]. His eight novels also enjoyed great popularity.
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